Joe Gruters

Group that sent 'MAGA clown' fliers to Democrats has ties to Joe Gruters

MANATEE/SARASOTA COUNTIES - If you're a Democrat, you may have gotten a mailer about State Senator Joe Gruters' opponent this election that was sent by a group that's gotten money from the same group Gruters chairs. The flier calls Republican candidate Michael Johnson a "MAGA clown" who insists Trump won...
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Joe Gruters begins symbolic cleanup of cigarette butts off beaches

The Ocean Conservancy, Dr. Beach and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch celebrated the new state law. Sen. Joe Gruters celebrated a new law going into effect that could mean an end to cigarette butts on Sarasota’s beaches. The cleanup for Lido Beach started — at least symbolically — with the removal of some extra-large butts off the beach.

Donald Trump endorses Joe Gruters

“Joe Gruters is delivering tremendous results for the incredible people of Florida!”. Former President Donald Trump is endorsing Sen. Joe Gruters’ re-election in the Florida Senate. “Joe Gruters is delivering tremendous results for the incredible people of Florida!” Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC....

Joe Gruters may need Democratic help in primary

SARASOTA/MANATEE COUNTY - Florida Republican chair Joe Gruters may need support from Democrats to win his primary. Republican Michael Johnson qualified to run against Gruters in Senate District 22. That includes Sarasota County and part of Manatee. While Robert Kaplan filed to run as a write-in candidate, he made a...

Robert Samuel Kaplan again files to challenge Joe Gruters

The independent also ran for the Senate seat in 2020. Independent Robert Samuel Kaplan will once again challenge Sen. Joe Gruters for his Sarasota Senate District 22 seat. In what will likely be his last run for public office, Kaplan said he wants to provide an alternative to voters. He plans to run as a fiscal constitutional conservative.

Joe Gruters will lean in on school boards this Session

Improving school safety and empowering parents will be high on the Senator's agenda. It’s no secret Republicans plan to run this fall on school issues. Before that, Sen. Joe Gruters — who also serves as Chair of the Republican Party of Florida — will lean in on policy as head of the Senate Education Committee.

Joe Gruters endorses Griff Griffitts in HD 6

The Republican Party of Florida chair lead Donald Trump's Florida campaign in 2016. Republican Party of Florida Chair Joe Gruters is endorsing Griff Griffitts in the Primary race for Florida House District 6. The endorsement provides critical support for the open race in which Griffitts faces theater producer Brian Clowdus.

Joe Gruters again seeks to revive Florida’s film industry with incentive program

Sen. Joe Gruters has filed a fresh take on film incentives. But will this year’s bill make the cut?. The Sarasota Republican on Tuesday filed the latest legislation (SB 946) to offer a financial incentive for the film industry to shoot in the Sunshine State. His bill, as filed, calls for creation of a “Targeted High Wage Production Program,” a performance-based program to be overseen by Florida’s Film Commissioner.

Joe Gruters expects Florida GOP to pick up seats in Congress

But he said it will because of policies, not redistricting funny business. The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida feels confident the GOP will pick up congressional seats after redistricting. But it won’t be thanks to funny business in the process. Sen. Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican, said his...

Kathleen Passidomo, Joe Gruters show modest start for reelection. But what’s brewing statewide?

The real question is how much the state party and a campaign to elect Senate Republicans pulled in this quarter. Republican Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, in line for Senate President, has raised more than $108,000 for reelection. Sen. Joe Gruters, the sitting chair of the Republican Party of Florida, has under $37,000 for another run to keep his Senate seat.